Can a simple step-by-step scheme help to develop better stories? Sarah Archer gives an introduction to storytelling frameworks in her podcast, The Speaking Club.
What makes the difference between good and exceptional? Let’s learn some tricks of the trade from the performance of the gymnast Katelyn Ohashi – a real champion.
Despite how many slides we prepare in the corporate world, our presentations are less then perfect. The elements that seem to go wrong more often are related to content, structure and hierarchy.
As my 2019 reading list, I am sharing 9 books focused on public speaking, but also on writing, creativity and other related topics. Looking forward to adding to the list as the year unfolds.
We use examples to support the message in our speeches. But if we choose them well, they can have other purposes. For instance, examples may help to build a connection with the audience.
When your speaking slot you are given is longer than usual, you should adapt your content and structure to the new time frame. Here is how I did it, when I stepped up from a 7- to a 20-minute speech.
The book Wired for Story by Lisa Cron is an excellent source of structured advice about storytelling, applicable to any type of story – including speeches.
Looking at 2015 World Champion of Public Speaking, we see how we can interpret characters in speeches. But let’s not forget that the goal of body language and vocal variety is not to show off, but to help to convey the message.
What broadens your horizons? For me, it’s a little, simple thing – that connects writing, the process of preparing a speech and the investigation of ideas.
Even if you don’t want to scare your audience, you can learn some tricks from horror stories. The treat? A more engaging speech.